Harcrest Stoneware Pitcher
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These pitchers are called Harcrest Oven Proof Stoneware and it is also known as Marcrest Oven Proof Stoneware. The Western Stoneware Co. in Monmouth ILL. produced these items. The design on this stoneware is refer to as “Colorado Brown Daisy and Dot Pattern” the stoneware was used as a promotions item by service stations, grocery stores, and movie theaters. This design was introduced in the mid 1950’s to the late 50’s. the larger pitcher would be used for water, milk, tea, etc. and the small pitch be used as a creamer, syrup, etc.